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British School of Alexandria
Mahmoud Aboul Ela Street
Kafr Abdou Roushdy
The contact for this post is HR Officer
We have recently celebrated our 30th Anniversary and continue to be one of the leading schools in Alexandria and the surrounding area. We have close links with the British Consulate - our Patron is Her Majesty’s Consul General and part of our campus is in the Consulate grounds. The school is a deliberately relatively small 3-18 British international school (440 students). It is recognised by the DfE and is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). It is a high achieving and forward thinking school which enjoys an excellent reputation. We are committed to ensuring excellent learning and teaching in a caring environment. You will find the school a rewarding and friendly place to work with good relationships between staff and students. We have a strong commitment to the professional development of all our staff.
Foundation children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. Students in Key stages 1, 2 and 3 follow the British National Curriculum and in KS4 students study for IGCSEs and A-levels in the Sixth Form. Although our curriculum is based on the British system, we try to ensure that it incorporates the history, geography, language and culture of Egypt as well as having a strong international dimension. All students also study Arabic.
Our vision is to provide a quality 3-18 British International education in Alexandria which is underpinned by outstanding teaching to develop knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, respectful global citizens and lifelong learners who will have both the desire and capabilities to help to make our world a better place.
A large proportion of our students are Egyptian nationals but we also have a significant number of students from other countries, with over 23 different nationalities represented including neighbouring Middle Eastern/African countries as well as a smaller proportion from Europe.
Alexandria is a bustling, friendly and cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean full of historical interest. Life for teachers is relaxed and safe with a relatively low cost of living with a sufficiently good infrastructure, shops, cafes and restaurants to lead a European lifestyle. Most teachers are able to save at least 60% of their salary and at the same time enjoy exploring Egypt. Although from time-to-time Egypt appears in the media, you will find that living in Alexandria is in reality similar to living in any other big city with no particular security issues and a strong and stable government.
The temperate Mediterranean climate in Alexandria ensures cooler summers and warmer winters than in several other parts of Egypt. In winter (January/February) there are some rainy days with temperatures ranging between 10 and 20°C, summers are renowned for the refreshing sea breeze, with temperatures between 22 and 34°C.
The British School, Alexandria (NOR 510) seeks applications from enthusiastic, hard working and talented teachers seeking to develop their teaching career in an international setting.
You would teach music in Prep and Senior School as well as a few lessons of drama. You would also work with another teacher who teaches drama and liaise with Pre-Prep in relation to the teaching of music and manage our peripatetic music teachers and instrumental programme. You would share responsibility for leading whole school musical/drama productions and raising the profile of music and drama throughout the school. The school is well resourced in terms of a fully equipped IT music suite with keyboards, drums and a range of other instruments. Currently we do not offer GCSE or A-level music or GCSE drama but we would be keen to do so in the future. We would also wish to continue the development of singing within the school.
The British School, Alexandria is a long established, high achieving and forward thinking 3-18 International School known for its family atmosphere. It enjoys an excellent reputation both within Alexandria and further afield. It is recognised by the DfE and is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). We are committed to ensuring excellent learning and teaching in a caring environment. You will find the school a rewarding and friendly place to work with good relationships between staff and students. We have a strong commitment to the professional development of all our staff.
Alexandria is a bustling, friendly and cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean full of historical interest. Life for teachers is enjoyable with a relatively low cost of living and a sufficiently good infrastructure, shops, cafes and restaurants to lead a European lifestyle. Most teachers are able to save at least 60% of their salary and at the same time enjoy exploring Egypt. Although in the past Egypt has appeared in the media, you will find that living in Alexandria is in reality similar to living in any other big city with no particular security issues and a strong and stable government.
Please look at our website for further information about the school.
Honours degree related to Music / Performing Arts from a UK university or similar
Qualified Teacher Status / PGCE
Experience of teaching Music at secondary level in either a British international school or in the UK
Satisfactory Police / DBS (formerly CRB) checks
Leadership / Management experience for example having a particular responsibility within a department or school
2 year’ experience of teaching music and ideally some drama experience
A British citizen who has been educated in Britain and so has personal experience of the British education system.
Terms and Conditions /Advantages
If you would be interested in joining us then please visit our website www.bsalex.net for further details and to download an application form. Please email the completed application form together with a brief letter of application, of no more than two sides of A4, to firstname.lastname@example.org and a copy to Principal@bsalex.net.
The initial closing date is Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 10am (UK time-GMT). In the case of receiving an exceptionally strong application prior to the closing date, we reserve the right to appoint earlier.
We intend to interview via Skype shortly after the initial closing date. If you have any questions or would like any further details, please do not hesitate to contact myself by email at Principal@bsalex.net .
Single teachers or married couples (with or without children) are welcome to apply.
The British School, Alexandria is committed to all aspects of safeguarding.
9 Mahmoud Abou El Ella
Kafr Abdou- Roushdy
Phase(s) of Education
Secondary / Senior (i.e. England: years 7-13; ages 11-19)
Level of Position
Head of Subject / Subject Leader
Subject Area(s) of Interest